Budget and Finance Committee file photo by Bryan Goebel The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee voted for a second time Wednesday to reject the MTA budget and send it back to the full Board. It followed a narrow vote by the full Board Tuesday to table BOS Prez David Chiu’s original rejection motion, […]
Flickr photo: Steve Rhodes The MTA holds its first public hearing today on its proposals to raise fares, fines, fees and reduce service. The agency is facing a $129 million deficit and proposing eliminating up to nine bus routes and reducing service on at least 29 other routes. The hearing is part of the MTA […]
Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee Agenda: [PDF] Item of Note: 2. 130873 [Hearing- Funding the Municipal Transportation Agency’s Bicycle Strategy] Sponsors: Mar; Chiu Hearing regarding funding the Municipal Transportation Agency’s Bicycle Strategy.
Although the MTA is facing a growing budget deficit that some estimate at $25-30 million or higher, the agency has not publicly talked about how it intends to close the gap, nor has it embraced revenue generators like expanded parking meter hours in commercial districts. An update of the FY 2010 budget was agendized last […]
Mayor Gavin Newsom and wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom (left) at a ceremony Monday honoring teachers. Newsom spoke to reporters about the MTA budget after the event. On the eve of a possible rejection of the MTA’s budget by the Board of Supervisors over widely unpopular fare hikes and service cuts, Mayor Gavin Newsom told reporters […]
BOS Prez David Chiu is concerned fares would rise while service is cut. Photo by Bryan Goebel. Support appears to be growing at City Hall for Supervisor David Chiu’s motion to reject the MTA’s budget passed last Thursday. Very little has changed to satisfy Chiu, who remains deeply concerned about fare hikes, service cuts and […]